Greeks Vote in Austerity Foes, a Major Shift – New York Times

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Greeks Vote in Austerity Foes, a Major Shift
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ATHENS — Greece rejected the harsh economics of austerity on Sunday and sent a warning to the rest of Europe as the left-wing Syriza party won a decisive victory in national elections, positioning its tough-talking leader, Alexis Tsipras, to become the next …
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Euro, stocks fall as anti-austerity party wins Greek election

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A man is reflected on an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average, outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – The euro skidded to near an 11-year low and U.S. stock futures fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with international lenders. The euro fell to as low as $ 1.1135 on the vote outcome, not far off an 11-year low of $ 1.1115 touched on Friday when the common currency took a battering after the European Central Bank unveiled a bond-buying stimulus program last week. U.S. stock futures fell 0.6 percent while the Nikkei futures also dropped about 0.5 percent from the local close on Friday on heightened concerns the Greek election results could lead to renewed instability in Europe. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras was set to become prime minister of the first euro zone government openly opposed to bailout conditions imposed by European Union and International Monetary Fund during the economic crisis.



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Anti-austerity party wins Greek poll

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The anti-austerity Syriza party wins the Greek general election promising to renegotiate the country’s bailout in a challenge to international creditors.
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Greek leftist leader Tsipras claims victory over austerity

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Opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party Tsipras casts his ballot at a polling station in AthensBy Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised on Sunday that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election on Sunday. With about 60 percent of votes counted, Syriza was set to win 149 seats in the 300 seat parliament, with 36.1 percent of the vote, around eight points ahead of the conservative New Democracy party of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. While a final result may not come for hours, the 40-year-old Tsipras is on course to become prime minister of the first euro zone government openly opposed to the kind of crippling austerity policies which the European Union and International Monetary Fund imposed on Greece as a condition of its bailout. European leaders have said Greece must respect the terms of its 240 billion euro bailout deal, but Tsipras campaigned on a promise to renegotiate the country's huge debt, raising the possibility of a major conflict with euro zone partners.



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Got $15 Million? Actor Rowan Atkinson Has A Car For Sale

Posted on the January 25th, 2015 under Business News by

The actor who most famously plays Mr. Bean wrecked the high-performance car back in 2011. Luckily, he wasn’t seriously injured. But it did cost him $ 1.4 million to get it fixed.

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Greece election: Radical Syriza party set for big poll victory – BBC News

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Greece election: Radical Syriza party set for big poll victory
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Anti-austerity left-wing party Syriza is heading for a substantial victory in Greece's general election, official projections say. The party is projected to win about 150 seats, just one short of an absolute majority, though officials say that number could change.
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Greece’s Syriza heading for big win

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Official projections suggest a clear victory for the anti-austerity left-wing Syriza party in Greece’s general election.
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